David M. Baekey
Department of Physiological Sciences
1333 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610-0144
- BS, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1991
- PhD, Medicine/Physiology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2003
- Post-doctoral fellow, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2003-06
Honors and Awards
- SCAVMA Class of 2019 Teacher of the Year Award – Biological Sciences
- Leverhulme Fellow 2006-2007
Research involves the neural control of respiratory and cardiovascular control. Previous work has focused on airway defensive reflexes altering distributed brainstem neural networks involved in respiratory control. Present projects are focused on the coordination between respiration and sympathetic outflow. Unique methods include ensemble recordings (multi-electrode extracellular array) of in vivo and in situ preparations and computer simulations of neural networks inferred from collected data.
- Analysis and modeling of ensemble recordings from respiratory pre-motor neurons indicate changes in functional network architecture after acute hypoxia.
- Effect of baroreceptor stimulation on the respiratory pattern: insights into respiratory-sympathetic interactions.
- Respiratory and Mayer wave-related discharge patterns of raphé and pontine neurons change with vagotomy.
- Cardio-respiratory coupling depends on the pons.
- Breathing and sleep: measurement methods, genetic influences, and developmental impacts.
Additional publications here